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Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a quarterly storytelling event that brings people together to present and discuss new ideas around sustainability topics.  Each season, several people from the community give presentations that challenge people to think differently about conservation, the environment, climate change and each other.

What is pecha kucha?
Pecha Kucha translates as “the sound of conversation” in Japanese.  Devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003, it began as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has evolved since then and has become a terrific venue for getting ideas and concepts out in all sorts of topic areas.

Presenters each have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to discuss. Slides are automatically timed to be exactly 20 seconds with the total time for each presenter is 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This keeps the pace fun & exciting. Learn more about the international movement at pecha-kucha.org.

Check out some of our videos of people’s always entertaining presentations on our Videos page, or head over to our YouTube channel to see them all.


doors open @ 6.00
presentations begin @ 6.30
Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store
(just off the courthouse circle, on HWY 64W)

… .so far, presenters for December 3:

Crystal Cavalier: Missing Murdered Indigenous Women

Taylor Houchens: Exploring Healthy Masculinity

Jennifer Platt: Ticks in a World Out of Balance

Margaret Sands: The Land and Water We Drink

Marcela Slade: sladesign Fashion Shows

Be a presenter:
Want to present your exciting and important idea? Slides are due for loading & review in advance. Have something you feel 6 minutes and 40 seconds worth of passion about? Let us know!

Email us at: wow@abundancenc.org
Strict Guidelines, Please Read: Presentation Guidelines.

Suggested donation: $5 at the door!

At Abundance we bring people together to cultivate and celebrate community resilience in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Learn more about us and what we do.


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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda